The University of Delaware Library and IT Client Support Systems will host GIS Day from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16, with a program of lightning talks and poster sessions in the Class of 1941 Lecture Room in the Morris Library.

The program will begin at 10 a.m., but participants should arrive by 9:45 a.m. to enjoy refreshments and networking opportunities. Those interested in GIS are encouraged to drop by for this event.

GIS Day, which was first celebrated by Geographic Information System users in 1999, provides an international forum for GIS users to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in society. This is the second consecutive year that UD has hosted a GIS Day event.

On Nov. 16, the lightning talks will include guest speakers from the GIS industry (Esri and Ardent MC) and from UD’s Department of Geography, Department of History, Delaware Geological Survey, Disaster Research Center and Water Resources Center. Speakers will discuss many topics, including the cultural underpinnings of the geospatial revolution, GIS-based research in the Sea Grant Program and the Delaware Geological Survey, and on-the-job GIS experiences of recent UD graduates.

Olena Smith, lead geospatial information consultant, IT Client Support Systems, and John Stevenson, associate librarian, Multimedia Collections & Services Department, University of Delaware Library, are organizing the program.

Location: Class of 1941 Lecture Room, Morris Library, University of Delaware

When: Wednesday November 16, 2016

Time: 9:45 am – 1:00 pm

View the full agenda here.

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